Does ‘Innovation’ in Construction Just Mean Fewer Jobs?
“In community development, there are a number of different goals. The first goal, obviously, is to produce housing that is affordable and accessible, but we also have other goals around providing jobs for people.”
Containing Costs Through Shipping Container Housing
Reusing shipping containers for housing has been discussed for years. In West Palm Beach a whole affordable apartment building will be built out of them.
How Community Developers Are Using Alternative Construction Methods
Community developers try out new technologies and processes, oftentimes out of a sense of responsibility to help put potential solutions to the test.
Can New Construction Methods Lower the Cost of Housing?
3D printing, repurposed shipping containers, and offsite manufacturing have been held up as potential solutions to the country’s affordable-housing crisis. But are these new construction technologies helping?
Building Differently: Can It Reduce Construction Costs?
Experiments to lower construction costs, from reusing shipping containers to 3D printing walls, have been happening for years. But are any of these approaches able to provide meaningful savings at scale?